Edwin La Dell ARA (1914-70)
Thomas Edwin La Dell was an artist and printmaker active in the 1940’s-60’s. After studying at Sheffield School of Art, he was the winner of a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, where the head of printmaking was John Nash. La Dell was a highly influential figure in post-war British printmaking, becoming Head of Printmaking at The Royal College of Art in 1948 til his death in 1970 and led a generation of printmakers to produce their own original work. La Dell made lithographs for projects such as “The School Prints” and the “Lyons Lithographs” as well as “The Coronation Series” in 1953 which involved important artists from the Royal College of Art like Scott, Minton, Piper and Vaughan. He has works in the Government Art Collection and the Royal academy Collection.